The best times to visit Colchester for ideal weather are
April 2nd to June 3rd
September 3rd to November 25th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Colchester Travel Guide
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Weather in Colchester
Average temperatures in Colchester vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 66th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Colchester, the hottest months are January, February, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 95.2°F (35.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62.5°F (16.9°C) at night.
Colchester Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Colchester Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Colchester Perceived Temperature (F)
Colchester Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Colchester Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Colchester are January, February, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early April with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of April 2nd.
When can you find snow in Colchester? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Colchester.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Colchester (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Colchester has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is July (52.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (66.5%).
Wind in Colchester is usually calm. The windiest month is October, followed by November and December. October’s average wind speed of around 5.3 knots (6.1 MPH or 9.8 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late December where average top sustained speeds reach 10.7 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Colchester.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||4.9||Light breeze||9.6||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.8||Light breeze||9.4||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4.7||Light breeze||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||3.8||Barely noticeable||6.7||Light breeze|
|May||4||Light breeze||6.9||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||3.8||Barely noticeable||6.5||Light breeze|
|Jul||4.2||Light breeze||7||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||4.2||Light breeze||7.2||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||4.6||Light breeze||8.3||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||5.3||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||5.2||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||5.2||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Colchester?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for South Africa; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Colchester, South Africa is September, followed by January and August. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Colchester in March. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Colchester Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 92.9°F (33.8°C) and 75.7°F (24.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Colchester, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 91.2°F (32.9°C) and 77.8°F (25.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a trivial amount: approximately 0 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Colchester to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 95.2°F (35.1°C) and 85.8°F (29.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.